Peggy Thought She’d Marry barndance

Also known as Davy, Davy, Knick Knack, Kerry Mills, Paddy Candy, Paddy Taylor, Silver Bells Schottische.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Peggy Thought She'd Marry has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Peggy Thought She'd Marry
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A>F A>d f2 f2|A>F Ad f2 f2|g>f e>d c2 d2|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA F2|
A>F A>d f2 f2|A>F Ad f2 f2|g>f e>d c2 d2|(3efe dc d3 B:|
d>c d>b a2 f2|d>c d>b a2 f2|g>fe>d c2 d2|(3efe (3dcB A2 A2|
d>c d>b a2 f2|d>c d>b a2 f2|g>f e>d c2 d2|(3efe d>c d2 d2:|
2
X: 2
T: Peggy Thought She'd Marry
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3AAA A>d f2 f2|(3AAA Ad f2 f2|g>f e>d c3 d|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA F2|
(3AAA A>d f2 f2|(3AAA Ad f2 f2|g>f e>d c3 d|(3efe dc d3 B:|
(3aaa b>a f2 d2|(3aaa b>a f2 d2|g>f e>d c3 d|(3efe (3dcB A2 A2|
(3aaa b>a f2 d2|(3aaa b>a f2 d2|g>f e>d c3 d|(3efe d>c d2 d2:|
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Peggy Thought She’s Marry

This tune is from a tutor "How to Play the Globe Accordion" arranged by James Morrison which was published probably in the 1920s. The AA part is similar to Paddy Taylor. Hughor

Killoran too

Paddy Killoran recorded this tune under the title "Paddy Candy." It was on an old LP by Mickey Griffin’s orchestra that included Killoran and Sligo flute player Mike Flynn.

the tune are also recorded by Enda Scahill with the Name Maggies Lilt

X: 1
T: Maggie’s Lilt
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: Dmaj
(3AAA A>d f2 f2|(3AAA Ad f2 f2|g>f e>d c3 d|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA F2|
(3AAA A>d f2 f2|(3AAA Ad f2 f2|g>f e>d c3 d|(3efe dc d3 B :|
(3aaa b>a f2 d2|(3aaa b>a f2 d2|g>f e>d c3 d|(3efe (3dcB A2 A2 |
(3aaa b>a f2 d2|(3aaa b>a f2 d2|g>f e>d c3 d|(3efe d>c d2 d2:|

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Martin Mulvihill played this tune on one of his fiddle tutor tapes as the Kerry Mills (Hills?) and I believe it’s already here as Maggie’s Lilt.

His A bars 1, 2 and 5, 6 are:
AB (3cBA f2f2|AB (3cBA f2 fa|

sometimes playing the c more as tied gracenote than part of a triplet.

B 1, 2 and 5, 6:
a2 ba f2f2|afba f2 fa|

Otherwise very close to here.

I have a sheetmusic copy that is hand-written just like his tunebook but I don’t see it in the book.

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